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The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, and John Turturro, Spike Lee's powerful portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise. Criterion is proud to present Do the Right Thing in a new Director Approved special edition.
The Criterion Collection and Spike Lee have delivered an abundance of treasures in this new edition of Do the Right Thing. Addressing the viewer in video commentary specially filmed for this two-disc set, Lee warmly remembers the creative process and extraneous hoopla of his first masterpiece. Cameras were rolling on the day of the first read-through, capturing a fascinating glimpse of veteran actors and soon-to-be-knowns beginning to understand how special the film was going to be. Among other treats there's an illuminating one-hour making-of documentary; an interview with editor Barry Brown; and the video of Public Enemy's most lasting anthem, "Fight the Power." But Lee saves the best for the very end, delivering a "last word" in which he deliciously lambastes critics (by name!) who misguidedly predicted racial unrest upon the film's theatrical release. --Ryan Boudinot
Let me see what Spike Lee was trying to say... black people are lazy, disrespect each other, drink too much, are racist, demand too much, destroy other's property, don't trust... Read morePublished 5 days ago by PC
Very good fikm.And one of Universal pictures better transfers.
However.Let me just say that fore the past couple of years. Read more
Ordered the Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary edition Blu-ray edition as pictured but received the standard version instead with regular packaging. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Gotta give it 5 stars because it shows the day to day, even hour by hour stresses of what it's often like in poorer city neighborhoods. Read morePublished 11 days ago by LoveOneAnother
I never saw this when it came out, and figured it was time. I love what Spike Lee has done, but his movies to me seem very uneven. Sometimes genius, sometimes amateurish. Read morePublished 15 days ago by M. Davis
Everyone should watch this movie once !!!! Great story about racism.Published 18 days ago by Billy Rod
A culturally and historically significant movie in its relevance to the time it was made, never a wasted seen.Published 23 days ago by Alijah Holder